Loading...

Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4776    | Article Id: D-4776 | Page : 183-187
Citation :- Development and performance evaluation of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):183-187
F. Rathore and S. Chaturvedi falgunirathore11@gmail.com
Address : Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering, Jwaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalya, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 16-06-2018
Accepted Date : 19-09-2018

Abstract

India is the second largest producer of onion in the world next after China. Mechanization of farming is increasing day by day to produce yield of crop for gaining the profit. This study was related to the development of an onion bulblet planter for vertisol. The development and fabrication of different furrow opener for matching to the existing inclined plate metering device for planting of onion bulblet. The performance of onion bulblet planter in term of depth and width of planting, missing index percentage, multiple percentage, seed damage , actual field capacity and field efficiency. The result indicated that the field efficiency was maximum 83.33% with minimum seed damage 10.2%. Multiple index was 5.1%, missing index was 2.2 % and bulb to bulb spacing was 10.66 cm in chisel type furrow opener at 1.8 km/h speed with moisture content 17.2 %. 

Keywords

Actual field capacity Field efficiency Furrow openers Onion bulblet.

References

  1. Bairwa J (2016). Development of metering device of manually operated onion planter, unpublished M.Tech Thesis, Department of Farm Machinery and power Engineering , College of Agricultural Engineering , JNKVV, Jabalpur.
  2. Bakhtiari M.R. and Loghavi M. (2009), Development and evaluation of innovative garlic clove precision planter. Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, vol. 1 125-136.
  3. Benjaphragairat J, Sakurai H, and Ito N, (2010), Design and control of metering system and furrow openers for garlic planter. International Agricultural Engineering Journal, 19 (2): 39-45.
  4. Gajakos AV, Saraf VV, Sinha S and Gandhi RD. (2015), Performance evaluation of manually operated garlic planter. International Journal of Agricultural Engineering, Volume 8 (1): 31–38.
  5. Maheshwari T and Varma MR. (2007). Modification and performance evaluation of garlic planter. Agricultural Engineering Today, Vol. 31 (2): 11-14.

Global Footprints